Nail stamping is a fast and fun way to give yourself a unique manicure at home.
Ever since I first dabbled in it and even did a nail stamping tutorial, I’ve been a fan of using nail stamping image plates.
Today, I’ll be reviewing the exciting, brand new Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates, which Bundle Monster was extremely generous to send me! (When they reached out to me, I was so happy, I had to read their e-mail a couple of times to make sure my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me!)
I’m not new to Bundle Monster image plates (love how affordable they are and how they have tons of great designs to choose from!) – big fan here. Click here to see all my blog posts featuring Bundle Monster!
Now, let’s dive into these new Bundle Monster plates, shall we? 🙂
Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates Pictures
Since the ‘firework’ design was one of my favourites, I tested that one out first.
Despite there being so many thin lines (which can be trickier to pick up than images with thicker lines or filled-in shapes), I’m pleased to report that the design was a cinch to pick up! I didn’t have to try harder to get it to transfer onto my stamper.
Since I was already wearing a-england Briar Rose (provided by NailPolishCanada), I stamped right over it.
- Holiday nail stamping image plates (Yes)
- Designs for traditional holiday & special occasions (Yes)
- Name: Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates 2013
- Amount: 25 nail stamping image plates labelled BM-H01 to BM-H25
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Bundle Monster. Retails for $21.99 USD. If you buy it from NailPolishCanada.com, you can get it for $23.99 CAD.)
- Where to Buy: Bundle Monster website, NailPolishCanada, Amazon.ca & Amazon.com
Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates Review
The plates are metal and have designs etched into them. They allow the polish to fill the design, which you later pick up with a stamp. (Click here to see my nail stamping tutorial that I did years ago when I first tried nail stamping!)
The quality of the etching is great because a lot of the lines are clean and sharp. Plus there are quite a lot of very detailed designs. (If you see ‘blobs’ where there should be sharp designs, that’s usually the tell-tale sign of poor quality. Thankfully, Bundle Monster has clearly taken care to ensure the images are ‘stampable’.)
I also like that there’s a paper backing so the plates don’t feel sharp. The backing also gives the plates a little weight, so it feels sturdier.
Some of my plates came with a few scratches (that didn’t affect the designs). It wasn’t a biggie – the plates will get scratched at one point or another, but I still thought I should mention it. It didn’t bother me because the images were unaffected, but if you want pristine plates, they may not come absolutely perfect.
Each of the 25 image plates you get have 6 images. That means there’s a total of 150 designs to choose from – lots of variety!
For those like me who are already Bundle Monster fans, you’ll be happy to hear that these designs are all 100% new. You won’t find any from their previous nail stamping image plate collections.
What I really appreciated was that many of the designs can be combined with others to create a more unique manicure. I can tell that they put a lot of care and thought into selecting which images to include in this set.
The plates are well-packaged. They’re shipped in a padded bubble envelope.
How to Store Nail Stamping Image Plates
While you could definitely store the nail stamping image plates in the little cardboard box they came in, you may want to make a small investment like I did.
You see, I have lots of image plates (not just by Bundle Monster, but also by Konad). I used to keep all my plates in little Ziplock bags, but that meant searching for a design I wanted wasn’t the most convenient.
Then, when I was buying some a-england nail polishes from NailPolishCanada, I stumbled across a cool organizer by Bundle Monster and purchased it in the same order.
The Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Plate Zipper Leather Case Organizer costs just $18.99 CAD, and it holds 168 image plates! (You can purchase it here.)
It’s my first plate binder, and I’m loving it because I can flip through the ‘pages’ and see all the designs on each ‘page’ at a glance. Also, it protects my plates better than before when I was storing plates in Ziplock bags.
This is what the Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Plate Zipper Leather Case Organizer looks like:
I just love the faux crocodile – makes it look so chic, almost like an evening clutch! 🙂 But it’s bigger than a clutch. Compact, but not tiny!
The zipper is a smart touch because it prevents any of your plates from accidentally falling out. This makes it great not only for storage, but for if you want to bring your collection to your friend’s house.
Inside, there are plastic ‘pages’ with slots to hold your plates. I like how you can see 6 plates at once. The pockets are just the perfect size. You can get your plate in easily, but the plates won’t slide around or fall out easily.
Also important to note is that the front and back covers are padded, so that offers even greater protection for your plates! 🙂
My Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Image Plate Collection
In case you’re curious to see all the Bundle Monster images plates I have (or to help you decide which set is right for you), check out the below links to my detailed posts featuring the sets I bought:
- 2011 Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Image Plate Set (25 Plates)
- 2012 Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Image Plate Set of (25 Plates)
I also have Bundle Monster’s first set (from 2010 maybe), but back then, I didn’t blog about it.
Keeping Up with Bundle Monster
Bundle Monster is a great brand that I highly recommend because they make nail art easy, affordable, and accessible for the non-nail-professional.
Be sure to check Bundle Monster out on their social-media platforms:
- Website: www.bundlemonster.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/bundlemonster
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/bundlemonster
- Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/bundlemonster
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/bundlemonster
- Google+: https://plus.google.com/104479749953158052045
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I really love the Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates! There are so many designs to choose from, so there really is something for everyone. The designs are also really versatile, so you aren’t limited to using them just for the holidays. Lots can be used for everyday wear!
If you don’t have time to do freehand nail art, but you want to treat yourself to a special manicure that can look professional, I highly recommend you check these out. They’re affordable, the quality is great, and with a little practice, they’re easy to use, even for beginners!
Are you into nail stamping? Which of the images is your favourite? Which plate could you see yourself using most of the images from?
Edit: Yay! It was nice to see that Bundle Monster appreciated the review. It’s great when companies recognize bloggers/customers. And it was cool to see that NailPolishCanada retweeted this post!